Reed offers Florida DB

Clemson secondary coach Mike Reed phoned an offer to this rising junior on Thursday night after his camp stop in Tigertown.

ATH Ray McCloud Profile

Sickles High School [Tampa, Fla.] 2015 prospect Ray Ray McCloud was the recipient of that Clemson offer.

"Coach Mike Reed told me in the meeting that they were going to talk about the players they liked and he was going to bring my name up. They asked him what they were going to do about it, and he said they were going to offer me," McCloud told CUTigers on Thursday night. "He told me he was going to call me. He called me -- not even two hours ago -- and he told me."

The 5-foot-10 and 170-pound rising junior played running back last season at Sickles, and he rushed for 1,378 yards and 13 touchdowns.

He worked with the wide receivers during the morning practice on Thursday. That afternoon, he moved to the defensive backs when running backs coach Tony Elliott and defensive coordinator Brent Venables.

"[Reed] said he liked me. I just thought it was going to be like how a coach says they're going to recruit you. I thought it was like that, then he called me," McCloud said.

With offers already from Arizona, UMass, Georgia Southern and Tennessee State, Clemson is one that he really wanted to pick up. He first saw Tigertown last year during camp.

"It's a football town. All of the rest restaurants are for miles down, it's Clemson. It's a football town. It really is," McCloud said.

Who leads?

"Clemson, since I went there last year, just the whole surroundings -- it's just off the chain. It was always one of my top schools. Clemson, right now, is one of my top schools."

On the defensive side of the ball season, McCloud had 15 tackles.

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